Android Studio 3.0 has a new tool window called the Device File Explorer. It replaces the file browser tool that was part of the Android Device Monitor application, which in turn was part of the old Eclipse plugin for Android development. That older tool had fallen into disrepair—it didn’t work with the most recent versions of Android without some serious hacking. So, the Android team put its focus on this new tool that’s completely integrated into Android Studio.
- [Instructor] Android Studio 3.0 has…a new tool window called the Device File Explorer.…It replaces the file browser tool…that was part of the Android device monitor application,…which in turn was part of the old Eclipse plug in…for Android development.…That older tool had fallen into disrepair.…It didn't work with the most recent versions of Android…without some serious hacking,…and the Android development team…wasn't very interested in fixing it.…Instead, they put their focus on this new tool…that's completely integrated into Android Studio.…
To get to the tool, go to the menu and select View,…Tool Windows, Device File Explorer,…and assuming you have at least one device open…and connected to ADB, you should see its file system appear.…To demonstrate this feature, I'm using two devices,…a virtual device on the right…and a physical device projected to the screen on the left.…They're both set up for debugging,…and so I can pull down the list…and see both device's file systems available.…
When you switch between the two devices,…
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